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The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Warning About a Scam Targeting Doctors and Nurses

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has recently issued a Scam Alert for doctors and nurses who practice in New Jersey.

The scam is being perpetrated by people who are fraudulently portraying themselves as being from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners or the Board of Nursing. They are targeting doctors and nurses to try and obtain their personal information, such as financial accounts or social security numbers.

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is urging licensees to be cautious and on alert for healthcare targeted scams or unusual communications about their information such as fraudulent activity related to their practicing credentials, alleged disciplinary action, or criminal charges against them.

Here is the link to the State’s website: Scam Alert

If any doctor or nurse is contacted by someone claiming to be from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners or the Board of Nursing, he or she should be cautious about sharing any personal information in light of this Scam Alert.  They should engage counsel to assist them in ascertaining whether the contact is bona fide or fraudulent.  Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. has an extensive and well-established practice on behalf healthcare practitioners with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing and our attorneys are available to assist with assessing and verifying whether the contact is legitimate or not.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any communication that you have received from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners or the Board of Nursing, please contact Craig A. Domalewski, Esq., at (908) 272-0200 or cdomalewski@dughihewit.com.

The information is provided solely for information purposes. It should not be construed as legal advice on any specific matter and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based upon particular circumstances. Each legal matter is unique, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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